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Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje
Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje
is a town and municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, located between Bugojno, Prozor-Rama, Kupres, Novi Travnik
Travnik
and Konjic. It is under the administration of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Contents

1 Name 2 History

2.1 Bosnian War

3 Settlements 4 Demographics

4.1 1971 4.2 1991 4.3 2013 Census

5 Notable persons 6 Gallery 7 References

Name[edit]

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Although settlement in the area stretches back to prehistoric times, the town with Gornji Vakuf
Gornji Vakuf
name arose in the 16th century in the location of the existing settlement called Česta. The name Gornji Vakuf refers to the fact that the town was established as a waqf (Vakuf) by Bosniak nobility. Mehmed-beg Stočanin, a famous Bosniak bey, is the founder of Gornji Vakuf. This town has a typical Bosnian čaršija, which is common in Central Bosnia. History[edit] Bosnian War[edit] See also: Croat–Bosniak War Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje
Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje
was made infamous as one of the first towns to suffer from the Croat–Bosniak War
Croat–Bosniak War
(1992–94) during the Bosnian war (1992–95) - as a critical node - was vital for UNPROFOR
UNPROFOR
to hold to enable UNHCR supplies to move into the country. It was held by B Company Group 1 CHESHIRE from the British Army
British Army
during part of early 1993 who lost Lance corporal
Lance corporal
Wayne Edwards, who was shot by an unidentified sniper.[1] Gornji Vakuf
Gornji Vakuf
had a population of about 10,000 Croats and 14,000 Bosniaks. On 11 January 1993 the first clashes between the Croatian Defence Council (HVO) and the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) took place. There are conflicting reports as to how the fighting started and what caused it; a bomb placed in a Muslim owned hotel used as a headquarters or an all-out attack by ARBiH forces on HVO positions.[2] The HVO had around 300 forces in the town and 2,000 in the surrounding area, while the ARBiH deployed several brigades of its 3rd Corps. A front line was established through the center of town. HVO artillery fired from positions on the hills to the southeast on ARBiH forces in Gornji Vakuf
Gornji Vakuf
after their demands for surrender were rejected until a ceasefire was arranged.[3][4] On 1 August 1993, the ARBiH launched an offensive on the HVO in Gornji Vakuf and won control over most of the town by the following day. The HVO retained control over a Croat neighborhood in the southwest and the ARBiH, lacking necessary reinforcements, couldn't continue its offensive. The name of the Croat-held part was later changed to Uskoplje. The HVO attempted a counterattack from its positions to the southwest of the town on 5 August, but the ARBiH was able to repel the attack. Another attack by the HVO started in September, reinforced with tanks and heavy artillery, but it was also unsuccessful.[5] Settlements[edit] • Batuša
Batuša
• Bistrica • Bojska Boljkovac
Boljkovac
Borova Ravan
Borova Ravan
• Crkvice • Cvrče
Cvrče
Dobrošin
Dobrošin
Donja Ričica
Donja Ričica
Dražev Dol
Dražev Dol
Duratbegov Dolac
Duratbegov Dolac
Duša
Duša
• Gaj • Galičica • Gornja Ričica • Gornji Mračaj
Gornji Mračaj
Gornji Vakuf
Gornji Vakuf
Grnica
Grnica
• Hrasnica • Humac • Jagnjid
Jagnjid
Jelače
Jelače
• Jelići • Kozice • Krupa • Kute • Lužani • Mačkovac • Mračaj • Osredak • Pajić Polje
Pajić Polje
Paloč Pidriš • Ploča • Podgrađe • Pridvorci • Rosulje • Seferovići • Seoci • Smrčevice
Smrčevice
Svilići
Svilići
• Šugine Bare • Uzričje
Uzričje
Vaganjac
Vaganjac
• Valice • Vilić Polje • Voljevac • Voljice
Voljice
Vrse • Zastinje • Ždrimci. Demographics[edit] 1971[edit] 19,344 total

Bosniaks
Bosniaks
- 10,482 (54.18%) Croats - 8,605 (44.48%) Serbs - 141 (0.72%) Yugoslavs
Yugoslavs
- 18 (0.09%) others - 98 (0.53%)

1991[edit] In the census of 1991, the municipality of Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje
Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje
had 25,130 inhabitants: 56.05% Bosniaks, 42.61% Croats, 0.60% Yugoslavs, 0.42% Serbs and 0.31% others.[6] The town itself had 5,349 residents, of which 61% Bosniaks, 34% Croats, 2% Yugoslavs, 1% Serbs and 1% others.

Ethnicity Number Percent (%)

Bosniaks 14,063 55.84%

Croats 10,706 42.51%

Yugoslavs 158 0.62%

others 144 0.60%

Serbs 110 0.43%

TOTAL 25,181 100%

2013 Census[edit]

Municipality Nationality

Total

Bosniaks

%

Croats

%

Serbs

%

Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje

12,004

57.34

8,660

41.37

30

0.14

20,933

Page text.[7] Notable persons[edit]

Almir Pandzo, handball player Branko Mikulić, politician Matej Delač, football goalkeeper Nihad Alibegović, singer Adin Calkic, singer, IT person

Gallery[edit] References[edit]

^ "Sniper 'not told to shoot UK soldier in Bosnia': First British soldier was unlawfully killed". The Independent. London, UK. 16 June 1993. Retrieved 26 September 2011.  ^ "ICTY: Kordić and Čerkez verdict - IV. Attacks on towns and villages: killings - 2. The Conflict in Gornji Vakuf" (PDF). pp. 179–181. Retrieved 23 November 2015.  ^ Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Russian and European Analysis (2002). Balkan Battlegrounds: A Military History of the Yugoslav Conflict, 1990–1995, Volume 1. Washington, D.C.: Central Intelligence Agency. pp. 190–191. ISBN 978-0-16-066472-4.  ^ Shrader, Charles R. (2003). The Muslim-Croat Civil War in Central Bosnia: A Military History, 1992–1994. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press. pp. 74–75. ISBN 978-1-58544-261-4.  ^ Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Russian and European Analysis (2002). Balkan Battlegrounds: A Military History of the Yugoslav Conflict, 1990–1995, Volume 1. Washington, D.C.: Central Intelligence Agency. p. 199. ISBN 978-0-16-066472-4.  ^ Hdmagazine - Bosnian Census Archived 2006-10-26 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Link text, additional text.

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Municipalities of the Central Bosnia Canton

Bugojno Busovača Dobratići Donji Vakuf Fojnica Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje Jajce Kiseljak Kreševo Novi Travnik Travnik Vitez

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Political divisions of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Republika Srpska

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Cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

   

 Una-Sana  Central Bosnia

 Posavina  Herzegovina-Neretva

 Tuzla  West Herzegovina

 Zenica-Doboj  Sarajevo

 Bosnian Podrinje  Canton 10

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Districts of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brčko
Brčko
distrikt

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Municipalities and cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cities

Bihać Mostar Sarajevo
Sarajevo
(capital) Široki Brijeg Tuzla Zenica

Municipalities

Banovići Bosanska Krupa Bosanski Petrovac Bosansko Grahovo Breza Brčko Bugojno Busovača Bužim Čapljina Cazin Čelić Čitluk Drvar Doboj
Doboj
East Doboj
Doboj
South Dobretići Domaljevac-Šamac Donji Vakuf Foča-Ustikolina Fojnica Glamoč Goražde Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje Gračanica Gradačac Grude Hadžići Ilidža Ilijaš Jablanica Jajce Kakanj Kalesija Kiseljak Kladanj Ključ Konjic Kreševo Kupres Livno Ljubuški Lukavac Maglaj Neum Novi Travnik Odžak Olovo Orašje Pale-Prača Posušje Prozor-Rama Ravno Sanski Most Sapna Sarajevo

Centar Novi Grad Novo Sarajevo Stari Grad

Srebrenik Stolac Teočak Tešanj Tomislavgrad Travnik Trnovo Usora Vareš Velika Kladuša Visoko Vitez Vogošća Zavidovići Žepče Živinice

Republika Srpska

Cities

Banja Luka Bijeljina Doboj Istočno Sarajevo Prijedor Trebinje

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Berkovići Bileća Brod Bratunac Brčko Čajniče Čelinac Derventa Donji Žabar Foča Gacko Gradiška Han Pijesak Istočni Drvar Istočni Mostar Istočno Sarajevo

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Jezero Kalinovik Kneževo Kostajnica Kozarska Dubica Kotor Varoš Krupa na Uni Kupres Laktaši Ljubinje Lopare Milići Modriča Mrkonjić Grad Nevesinje Novi Grad Novo Goražde Osmaci Oštra Luka Pelagićevo Petrovac Petrovo Prnjavor Ribnik Rogatica Rudo Stanari Šamac Šekovići Šipovo Srbac Srebrenica Teslić Ugljevik Višegrad Vlasenica Vukosavlje Zvornik

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